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Anti-abortion activists march outside of the U.S. Supreme Court, during the March for Life in Washington Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) **FILE**

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In this freeze frame made from a video, stage blood covers the iconic "Charging Bull" statue near Wall Street on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in New York. Demonstrators say they were protesting against a lack of government action against climate change. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey) ** FILE **

Capitalism unfairly branded as doing 'more harm than good'

- The Washington Times

A new survey of people around the world finds that capitalism is being seen as doing "more harm than good." But if truth be told, it's capitalism and only capitalism that takes into account the wickedness of human hearts -- the natural failings of humans -- and works within that reality to lift individuals and whole nations from poverty.

Hugh Hewitt is among the well-known talk radio hosts who will participate in daylong live broadcast from the White House. (Hugh Hewitt)

Hey, Hugh Hewitt -- conservatives don't vote socialist. Ever.

- The Washington Times

Hugh Hewitt, a conservative radio host and writer, roiled the media cycles just recently when he said he was going to vote in the Virginia primary for socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders. With all due respect to Hewitt, who's written some fine books and advanced some fine patriotic principles -- conservatives don't vote for socialists. Ever.

Trump within rights on Soleimani

Times columnist Andrew P. Napolitano continues to argue that President Trump acted unlawfully in taking out a terrorist mastermind ("Shifting justification for the killing of Soleimani persists," Web, Jan. 15). Since Congress has not declared war, he argues, the president had no authority to act.

Pelosi's pen stunt poor choice

Signing the articles of impeachment is an important historical and rhetorical moment, one that should be marked appropriately to create a record for future generations. But in my opinion as someone who has spent over 40 years studying political communication, it was a rhetorical mistake to stage a formal signing ceremony followed by the distribution of pens ("White House rips Pelosi over impeachment 'souvenir pens,'" Web, Jan. 15).

'Many Rivers to Cross' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Many Rivers to Cross'

Peter Robinson's fictional character Detective Superintendent Alan Banks has been the protagonist of a long series of popular crime novels, beginning with 1987's "Gallows View." Originally a detective working in London, Banks grew disillusioned with the big city and transferred to a fictional English town near Yorkshire called Eastvale.

Iranian boots on the ground (Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times)

A little 2020 foresight, please

Not to add to apocalyptic associations with the year 2020, but we now find ourselves officially in the Year of the Rat, according to the Chinese calendar -- characterized by chaos. Thanks only to my obscure interest in the Balkans, sparked in 1999 by the shock that a war could be started by the world's superhero nation and my family's refuge from inhumanity, I learned the Serbian word for war: rat.

Forestry researcher Jhon Farfan carries saplings to replant a field damaged by illegal gold miners in Madre de Dios, Peru, on March 29, 2019. The rainforest is under increasing threat from illicit logging, mining and ranching. Farfan's job involves inspecting lands where the forest has already been lost to illegal mining spurred by the spike in gold prices following the 2008 global financial crash. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Can Russia be key in fighting climate change?

While U.S.-Russian relations keep sinking in a seemingly bottomless ditch, optimists aren't ready to give up and wonder whether there is anything to reverse or at least to stop this process before Armageddon.

Eminem calling for gun control akin to terrorist preaching on peace

- The Washington Times

Eminem, also known as one rap world's most violently, vulgar lyricists -- and whitest -- just dropped a surprise new album on the music community, accompanied by a video in which he makes a plea for gun control. It's hard to take seriously a guy who makes a living off selling violence as a form of art also calling for an end to violence.

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